Authority and Standards for Personal Services Contracts
(1)Application. For the purposes of this Rule only, “Personal Services” includes Architectural, Engineering, Photogrammetric Mapping, Transportation Planning or Land Surveying Services, and Related Services.
(2)Identification of Personal Services Contracts.
(a)According to ORS 279A.140 (State procurement of goods and services)(2)(h), the Chief Procurement Officer may designate Contracts or classes of Contracts as Personal Services Contracts for the purposes of reporting Personal Services Contracts in accordance with ORS 279A.140 (State procurement of goods and services) and identifying the appropriate required procedures in accordance with ORS 279A.070 (Rules) and 279A.140 (State procurement of goods and services). In the event of uncertainty or disagreement as to the status of any particular Contract or class of Contracts, the Chief Procurement Officer may determine whether a particular contract is a Personal Services Contract.
(b)The Authorized Agency must identify within the Contract that the Authorized Agency is contracting for Personal Services. A failure to adequately describe Personal Services within the Contract will not invalidate the Procurement or Contract if the Authorized Agency properly used a sourcing method according to ORS 279B.055 (Competitive sealed bidding) through 279B.085 (Special procurements) or 279C.100 (Definitions for ORS 279C.100 to 279C.125) through 279C.125 (Architectural, engineering, photogrammetric mapping, transportation planning and land surveying services selection process for local public improvements procured through state agency) and substantially followed the related Rules.
(3)Contracting Out for Services Provided by Employees.
(a)Where the Authorized Agency is contemplating contracting for Work performed by Authorized Agency employees represented by a labor organization, the Authorized Agency must review the relevant collective bargaining agreement to ensure the contract complies with the provisions and, if applicable, the requirements of ORS 279A.140 (State procurement of goods and services).
(b)Whenever the Authorized Agency pays more in a given 12-month period to a Provider under a Personal Services Contract for services historically performed by state employees than would have been paid to the Authorized Agency employee performing the same Work, the Authorized Agency must report that fact, with a justifying statement to the Department. The report must be made at the conclusion of each fiscal year.
Rule 125-246-0335 — Authority and Standards for Personal Services Contracts,